Ville de Genève


Mise à jour: 05.02.2015

Cultural Trail around the Tranchées Area

The Cultural Trail passes through an area remarkable for its late 19th and early 20th century buildings. This luxurious district not only drew many famous people to live there but also performed a cultural mission by incorporating several important museums within a small radius.

The museums along the walk are described in a user friendly way. You can download the printable version of the Trail at the bottom of the page or listen to the audio guides below, which include a special interview with a representative from each institution that takes you to the heart of the collections.

Geneva Tranchées District

Download the audio file "Geneva Tranchées District" [mp3 470 Ko]

Saint-Antoine promenade

Download the audio file "Saint-Antoine promenade" [mp3 1.40 Mo]

Museum of Art and History

The Museum of Art and History preserves traces oft he history of civilisations from prehistoric times to the present day, in the fields of archeology, Egyptology, numismatics, and the fine and applied arts.

Download the audio file "Museum of Art and History" [mp3 1.4 Mo]

Rue Charles-Galland 2
1206 Genève

tel. +41 22 418 26 00
Open Tuesday to Sunday 11 :00 – 18 :00
Free admission for under 18s and on the first Sunday of the month

Gallery of Graphic Arts of the Museum of Art and History

With around 350‘000 items covering more than five centuries oft he history of engraving, the Gallery of Graphic Art is one of the largest of ist kind in the French-speaking world.

Download the audio file "Gallery of Graphic Arts of the Museum of Art and History" [mp3 1.0 Mo]

Promenade du Pin 5
1204 Genève

tel. +41 22 734 27 70
Open Tuesday to Sunday 11 :00 – 18 :00, only during temporary exhibitions

Toepffer square

Download the audio file "Toepffer square" [mp3 1.3 Mo]

Baur Foundation, Museum of Far Eastern Arts

The collections of the Baur Foundation contain around 9000 art objects. Assembled by Alfred Baur (1865-1951), this remarkable ensemble comprises Chinese imperial ceramics, jades and snuff bottles as well as Japanese ceramics, lacquer, prints, netsuke and sword fittings.

Download the audio file "Baur Foundation, Museum of Far Eastern Arts" [mp3 1.5 Mo]

8 rue Munier-Romilly
1206 Genève

tel. +41 22 704 32 82
Open Tuesday to Sunday 14:00 – 18:00

Natural History Museum

This is the largest museum devoted to natural history in Switzerland. Its collections, exhibited on four floors, present the fascinating world of animals and minerals.

Download the audio file "Natural History Museum" [mp3 1.2 Mo]

1, route de Malagnou
1208 Genève

tel. +41 22 418 63 00
Open Tuesday to Sunday 10 :00 – 17 :00

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